Pubowal is a village in Una district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Pubowal has an average elevation of 498 metres in the district Una of Himachal Pradesh which lies in its south western part. Punjabi, Hindi, are common languages spoken.
The village is named after Pubo Mann, a commander in the reign of king Ram Singh of Jaijon Douaba. Ram Singh took over Jaijon in AD 1701. Pubo won a major battle fighting with Nadir Shah’s military in 1739 and was awarded the land by Ram Singh. Originally from Bathinda, Punjab, Pubo brought his family, along with members of the Brahmin and other castes, to settle this village in the 1740s. He established the area as distinct village for the first time. The number of Brahmin residents has given rise to the production of laureates from the village at the time when nearby all villages comprised illiterate populations. After some time,[when?] the village was subdivided, leading to the creation of Bilna, Haleran, Aujle and Badewale. Those newer villages got their own panchayats recently.
Pubowal has many temples and is often visited by devotees from nearby towns and cities. The Thakurdwara temple - dedicated to Krishna, Shiva and Hanuman - is located at the highest point. Shiv Mandir, another Shiva temple, and Shera Bali Mata Mandir also exist. Mata Mandir is near to Chougaan also called 'Panj Piri'. Other prominent places of worship include a Dera Baba Gidgida Sahib Ji, Gurudwara, Ravidaas Mandir and Sidh Chanan Mandir.
Pubowal has a sub-tropical continental monsoon climate characterized by a seasonal rhythm: hot summers, slightly cold winters, unreliable rainfall and great variation in temperature (0 °C to 40 °C). In winter, frost sometimes occurs during December and January. The village also receives occasional winter rains from the west.
Local transport in Pubowal is by bus or private vehicles. The frequent bus service is available to Una and Nangal, which are the two cities nearest to Pubowal. Buses ply frequently on the circular road surrounding the villages. Taxis are also an option for out of village trips. Locals typically traverse the village on foot. Pubowal is well-connected by road. Nearest railroad is in Jaijon, Punjab and nearest airport is in Chandigarh about 125km.